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Try getting a boost to roll up the windows. If the battery volatage is too low little to nothing will work and the car can shut off while driving. This is usually from the alternator having problems and not providing the power necessary to keep the car running. If power to the battery does not help the issue then you can remove the trim around the base of the gear selector to gain access to the shift lock bypass. Its a hidden button that will allow the selector to move without power to the transmission to make towing the car possible.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 25, 2017

1. Open the rear hatch, and look down towards the bumper, in the direction of the tail light bulb needing replacement.
2. You should see the dark colored plastic trim piece, which is held in place by two small plastic body style philips head screws.
3. These wil only 'loosen' a little bit, you will need to slip a fingernail or some other slim item, underneath the heads of each of the screws, and pull back on them firmly by grasping the body of the screw, not the head (which is flimsy, and can crush if squeezed).
3. remove the plastic trim piece - it can be achieved by lifting out and towards you - set aside.
4. Using a 10mm socket or wrench, unscrew the upper and lower bolts holding the taillight assembly in place.
5. the taillight assembly is now loose - it can pulled rearwards, and will slide off of the small guide slots holding it in place.
6. The bulb is a twist lock style, underneath the tan cap- twist the cap counter-clockwise, and it will pop out. The bulb is a number 7440, for the running light/ brake light, and a 7443 for the turn signal. a 3757 will not fit through the cut out hole in the taillight assembly.
7. Re-assemble in reverse, making sure to check the function of the bulb PRIOR to re-assembly.
Good Luck.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jan 04, 2017

replace the TPS
(throttle position sensor )

or service the automatic
with pan off ...check the shift solenoids


1997 Subaru... | Answered on Oct 26, 2016

No it doesn't ! Vehicle won't start ? Are you assuming it doesn't have fuel or did you test with fuel pressure gauge ! May be a main relay or fuel pump relay etc... Is there spark ? Is there compression ? You can check fuel system wiring diagram at http://bbbind.com/free_tsb.html There are youtube videos checking fuel an spark etc...

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Sep 05, 2016

Beeps or 'clicks'? Do the dash lights come on? Double-check the gear shift lever is FULLY in park or neutral.


1997 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 29, 2016

Under your dash by steering column,by your left knee, is a small 4" x4" box that has a small wire attached. On the end of the wire is a small button. Push the button with the ignition in the on position. It will reset the alarm system. That will stop your lights from flashing. Have a great day.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 27, 2016

Fuse or relay blown for gauges.Pull the relay cover off and it will tell you which one

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Nov 13, 2015

Bad water pump, thermostat, fan issue, collapsing hose, broken or missing shroud or air dam.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jul 13, 2015

Not going to work with stock transmission.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Jun 27, 2015

it uses an belt tensioner pulley already on the vehicle

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Apr 14, 2015

Get someone to give you a jump start and drive the car for about 15 min. This should charge the battery. If the battery loses charge , the problem might be the battery itself, with a bad cell. this means replace the battery . Sometimes new batteries are defective (bad cell) and will not hold a charge. Or, the battery might be old and not work correctly. Another thing you can do is check the battery connections at the battery terminals. These have to be tight, clean and snug. The battery has to have at least 550 cold cranking amps or more if you have a six cylinder engine. The next thing to do is check the charging system , and if there is a problem replace the alternator.

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 12, 2015

take your ground wire off the battery and clean it with a wire brush it sounds like a ground problem

1997 Subaru... | Answered on Mar 10, 2015

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